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Coronavirus: South Africa begins three-week lockdown

South African security forces have begun enforcing a three-week nationwide lockdown in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. All but essential movement is forbidden and both the army and the police are enforcing the measures. Ahead of…

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu deploys disinfectant equipment to fumigate Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has disclosed that the state is deploying disinfectant equipment to fumigate the entire state with a view to keeping the environment safe and curtailing the COVID-19 contagion. Sanwo-Olu, on his official twitter handle, @babajidesanwoolu,…

Football world celebrate Nigerian legend Taribo West at 46

Inter Milan and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have sent heartfelt messages to Taribo West on his 46th birthday. The former Nigeria international is famous for his solid defensive performances and colourful hairstyles during his playing years. Taribo, now…

‘I miss hugging the people I love’ – Arteta on coronavirus recovery

People should be “emotionally more open” after the coronavirus pandemic, says Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta following his recovery. Arteta, 38, tested positive for the virus on 12 March but has since recovered after self-isolating. “We are in a world here…

Buhari salutes Rev Sis Henrietta Alokha, as she is buried

As remains of the Principal of Bethlehem High School, Abule-Ado, Lagos, Rev. Sis. Henrietta Alokha, is laid to rest, President Muhammadu Buhari joins staff members and students in mourning the huge loss to the school, and the country. According to…

Fidelity Bank says proactiveness helped stem spread of COVID-19

Fidelity Bank Plc. has announced that one of its staff returning from holidays in the UK has tested positive for COVID-19 but its proactiveness may have averted the possible spread to others. According to the bank, the staff went into…

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating in Downing St. Mr Johnson revealed the news in a tweet after developing symptoms in the last 24 hours but insisted he would continue to lead the government…

US Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky says postponing Olympics was ‘certainly the right call’

For superstar US swimmer Katie Ledecky, a five-time Olympic gold medalist who has broken 14 world records, the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games because of the coronavirus pandemic was disappointing, “but it was certainly the right call,” she…

Coronavirus: All football below National League to end

All football in England below the three divisions that make up the National League will end immediately and all results will be expunged. It means there will be no promotion or relegation in these leagues. The same will happen in…

Ajax star Abdelhak Nouri able to watch football again after waking up from coma, his family confirm

Former Ajax ace Abdelhak Nouri is able to enjoy football again nearly three years after he was put into an induced coma, his family have confirmed. The Dutchman, affectionately known as ‘Appie’, suffered a cardiac arrhythmia attack during Ajax’s pre-season…

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